The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
German romantic composer, organist, musicologist and teacher August Gottfried Ritter was born on 25 August 1811 in Erfurt. His teachers included Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ludwig Berger and August Wilhelm Bach. He was a friend and contemporary of Franz Liszt.
He was organist first in Merseburg and then Magdeburg, where he died on 26 August 1885.